Director of the University of South Carolina Cardiovascular Translational Research Center

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LogoPosting NumberFAC00010PO19Advertised TitleDirector of the University of South Carolina Cardiovascular Translational Research CenterCampusSchool of Medicine ColumbiaCollege/DivisionSchool of Medicine ColumbiaDepartmentSOMC Research and Graduate EducationAdvertised Salary Range$225,000Location of VacancyPart/Full TimeFull TimeHours per WeekPosition CategoryFull-time Equivalent (FTE)Basis 12 monthsWork CountyRichlandTenure InformationTenure-Track/TenuredJob Search CategoryFacultyAdvertised Job Summary

The University of South Carolina is expanding its efforts in Health Sciences education and research particularly in areas that significantly impact its state residents. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, and is a prominent health concern in South Carolina. Thus, cardiovascular disease is a major research focus at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine (SOM). The Cardiovascular Translational Research Center (CTRC) has been established to promote integrated research into the pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. A search for a funded and productive translational research investigator to serve as Director of the CTRC has been initiated at the SOM. The successful candidate will be a federally funded scientist (MD, PhD, MD/PhD, or equivalent) with a strong background in cardiovascular research, and demonstrable experience and/or potential for leading programmatic, multidisciplinary research teams. The successful candidate will partner with other researchers at USC and build upon the strong existing ties with cardiovascular physicians and surgeons to foster new research collaborations targeting cardiovascular disease processes affecting SC citizens including:
•Ischemic heart disease- particularly as it relates to obesity and diabetes
•Heart failure- prevention, diagnosis and treatment
•Vascular disease- prevention, diagnosis and treatment
•Biotechnology- translation of biomaterials, drugs, devices and diagnostics for prevention, diagnosis and management of cardiovascular disease

The University of South Carolina is the only comprehensive research institution in South Carolina housing its own medical, law, business, public health, and engineering schools, as well as academic disciplines typically found at undergraduate institutions. The SOM has strong collaborative ties with the USC Colleges of Engineering and Computing (Biomedical Engineering), Arnold School of Public Health (Epidemiology, Exercise Science, Environmental Health), Arts and Sciences (Cardiovascular Biology), and Pharmacy (Drug Discovery). The SOM, in partnership with the Prisma Health System and the Dorn Veterans Affairs Medical Center, has a vibrant cardiovascular surgical program and a newly established Cardiology Fellowship Program. Facilitating these collaborations, the SOM houses state-of-the-art whole animal imaging and surgical facilities, and a core Instrumentation Research Facility specializing in microscopy and imaging at all levels, from light to electron microscopy, fluorescent and confocal microscopy. The successful candidate will expand the integration of the CTRC with diverse units across the university campus.

Required Education and Experience

The successful candidate will be an established federally funded scientist (PhD, MD/PhD, or equivalent) with a strong background in cardiovascular research, demonstrable experience in successfully leading programmatic, multidisciplinary research teams, and strong existing ties with cardiovascular physicians and surgeons.

Preferred QualificationsDesired Start Date07/01/2020Job Open Date03/12/2019Job Close DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions to Applicant

This position is open until filled. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

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The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, protected veteran status or genetics.

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    Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
    1. Cover Letter
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. Research Statement
    Optional Documents
    1. Letter of Recommendation 1
    2. Letter of Recommendation 2
    3. Letter of Recommendation 3
    4. Other Supporting Documents
    5. Research Portfolio
    6. List of References and Contact Information




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    Posted: 4/28/2019
    Application Due: 7/17/2020
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